2016 Twin Cities Earth Day Family Events

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4/21: Earth Day Volunteer Event @ Dodge Nature Center, West St. Paul • 5:30-8pm • FREE! • Details: Lend Mother Nature a hand by help with a variety of projects including litter pick-up, invasive species removal, and garden clean-up. Volunteers will grab a bite from the grill beforehand; please register in advance at the above link. For more family-friendly fun at Dodge, try our ideas at Indoor & Outdoor Fun at Dodge Nature Center & Farm.

4/22: Walk When the Moon is Full – Earth Day @ Eastman Nature Center, Dayton • 7:30-9pm • $5/pp • Details: Celebrate Earth Day on a moonlit walk listening to the sounds of the night. Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. For more nature center play ideas try our article Get Back to Green at Twin Cities Nature Playgrounds.

4/22: Walk When the Moon is Full – Earth Day Tree Moon @ Lowry Nature Center, Victoria • 7:30-9pm • $5/pp • Details: Celebrate Earth Day at night by exploring the secret life of trees and the animals that call them home.

4/22-24: Party for the Planet @ Como Zoo & Conservatory, St. Paul • 10am-4pm • Details: Tons of free activities will take place throughout the weekend, focusing on creative ways to conserve energy.

4/23: Earth Day Celebration @ Harriet Alexander Nature Center, Roseville • 10am-2pm • FREE! Details: Enjoy free entertainment, beat a drum in the parade, and help with planting at this annual celebration. Top off the day with a slice of cake to celebrate the nature center’s birthday!

4/23: Earth Day Celebration @ Richardson Nature Center, Bloomington • 10am-2pm • FREE! • Details: Search for signs of spring during naturalist-led hikes, learn about pollinators at the “Bee Tree”, and join a service project.

4/23: Family Earth Day Celebration @ Wargo Nature Center, Lino Lakes • 12:30-3pm • FREE! • Details: All kinds of family fun at this Earth Day celebration: climbing wall, light refreshments, and a make-and-take earth art project.

4/23: Earth Day Cleanup @ Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave, St. Louis Park • 1-3:30pm • FREE! • Details: Help spruce up the nature center. Hike the trails, do light maintenance, pick up litter and enjoy refreshments.

4/23: Earth Day Cleanup & Garden Work Day @ Tamarack Nature Center, White Bear Township • 9am-noon • FREE! • Details: Volunteer for a morning at Tamarack by cleaning up the grounds and trails, as well as working in the Garden to get it ready for planting. RSVP at the above link.

4/23: Earth Day Family Event @ Banfill-Locke Center For the Arts, Fridley • 10am-2pm • FREE! • Details: Color a picture to get a fun prize. Participate in a fun Earth Day scavenger hunt that will give you a chance to tour the park and gallery show to find the answers to the clues! Have a snack and make an art project.

4/23: Planet Party @ Mississippi Market, 622 Selby Ave, St. Paul • 11am-2pm • FREE! • Details: Family planting activities, samples and sapling giveaways.

4/24: Earth Day Celebration @ Wood Lake Nature Center, Richfield • 1-4pm • FREE! • Details: Help rid the environment of litter, plant a tree, or help remove invasive plants.



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Anne Kingston

If we left it up to Anne to write her own bio, it would never get posted. She doesn't enjoy talking about herself, but Anne does love exploring the Twin Cities with her family and sharing her finds here. She, her husband and their four kids are lifelong residents of St. Paul.

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